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Ali Velshi, host of “Real Money with Ali Velshi”
Monday, December 2, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Financial news veteran Ali Velshi is the host of “Real Money with Ali Velshi,” which focuses on helping Americans prosper from financial trends and protect themselves from economic dangers. Velshi joined Al Jazeera America from CNN, where he served as the Chief Business Correspondent, anchor of CNN International’s “World Business Today,” and the host of the weekly business roundtable “Your Money.” In 2010, Velshi was honored with a National Headliner Award for Business & Consumer Reporting for “How The Wheels Came Off.” Additionally, CNN was nominated for a 2010 Emmy for Velshi’s breaking news coverage of an attempted terror attack on a flight to Detroit. Velshi has reported extensively on the global financial meltdown; Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, and Lehman Brothers; the U.S. government’s bailout plan; the battle over the fate of the American big three automakers; and the U.S. debt ceiling and budget debate.
“Because of Winn-Dixie,” a panel discussion
Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *In partnership with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre
- A world premiere musical brings a Tony Award-winning creative team to Little Rock this holiday season. This unique production will include music by Duncan Sheik (Tony and Grammy Award Winner for Spring Awakening), lyrics and book by Nell Benjamin (Tony Nominee for Legally Blonde), direction by John Tartaglia (Tony Nominee for Avenue Q) and animal direction by Bill Berloni (a 2011 Tony Honor recipient). Taran, an Irish Wolfhound, has been cast in the title role of “Winn-Dixie,” trained by Broadway’s foremost animal trainer, Bill Berloni. This will be the first pre-Broadway musical starring a live dog as the central character. Panel guests include several members of the Tony Award-winning creative team along with renown animal trainer Bill Berloni on training dogs for the Broadway stage.
“Double Down: Game Change 2012,” authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- John Heilemann and Mark Halperin will discuss “Double Down,” the follow up to their No. 1 best selling book, “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime,” which goes behind the headlines to tell the story of the historic 2008 presidential campaign. Based on over 500 interviews, Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York magazine, and Halperin, senior political analyst for Time magazine, provide a behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 campaign. In “Double Down,” they explore the consideration of swapping Hillary Clinton for Vice President Joe Biden, the relationship between President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama, insights into how each campaign operated behind the scenes, and the influences political leaders, such as Senator Cory Booker, Governor Chris Christie, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, had on the campaign.
“Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House,” author Peter Baker
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- In “Days of Fire,” Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, recounts the unique and evolving relationship between the president and vice president. Baker, a New York Times Best Selling author, chronicles how Bush relied heavily on the political experience of Cheney in his early years but during his second term, Bush increasingly operated on his own. Baker reviewed published interviews and conducted over 275 interviews himself, including an interview with Vice President Cheney, in an attempt to adequately recount the president and vice president’s unique relationship and resolve contradictions in previously published accounts.
“Media Stereotypes and their Role in Racial Healing and Equity: Community Philanthropy and News’ Portrayals,” Travis Dixon, associate professor of communications, UCLA
Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Dr. Travis L. Dixon, a professor of Communications Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, has spent the past semester conducting research as a Visiting Philanthropy Faculty Scholar at the Clinton School’s Center on Community Philanthropy. During his public program, Dr. Dixon will discuss his findings on media stereotyping and draw from his extensive exploration of the portrayal of minorities in the media. Dr. Dixon will also highlight themes from a series of conversations on “Race in the Media” hosted by the Center on Community Philanthropy at the Clinton School and in Delta communities.
*Reserve your seats by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 501-683-5239.
It’s easy to take simple things for granted – a blanket to sleep with or socks to keep your feet warm. More than 1000 people in the Little Rock community do not have access to these things and sleep on the streets nightly, even in the cold weather.
Students from the Clinton School of Public Service will host a ‘Keep Little Rock Warm’ drive for the homeless community. This event is open to the public.
1. Drop off new or clean, gently used sleeping bags and socks at the Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall (1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201) anytime from 10am-2pm. The students will be providing hot chocolate and holiday hugs!
2. Make a tax-deductible monetary donation. Makes checks payable to The Van – a mobile homeless care unit that takes many of life’s basic needs out at set up distribution site.
3. If you cannot drop off donations with students that day, the Salvation Army close to the school is always taking these donations. The contact for Salvation Army is 1111 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201. Phone: (501) 374-9296
For more information, contact Katy Grennier at email@example.com or (414) 588 – 0276.
The Clinton School Students are joining Kid President to make a difference. View the link below to gain some inspiration and help us share the word out to the community about this drive!
On November 22, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s (UALR) Green Dot program and the Clinton School of Public Service will be sponsoring Orange the World Day, by hosting events and encouraging people on campus and in the community to wear orange.
Orange the World Day is part of a 16-day campaign initiated and led by the UNITE campaign Global Youth Network. Worldwide activities implemented during this campaign highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls.
Friday, November 22
ALL DAY – Wear orange! Wear orange to take a stand on ending violence against women and girls.
ALL DAY – Loblolly Creamery Orange the World Orange Sherbet (The Green Corner Store – 1423 Main St., Little Rock, AR 72202). A percentage of the sales of this sherbet will be donated to UALR’s Green Dot program. The Green Dot initiative is about creating a safe campus environment through the power of community.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Green Dot overview (Bailey Alumni and Friends Center – UALR campus on 28th St. Free parking in Lot 13). Learn more Green Dot and how to prevent violence on campus and in your community.
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Resource Fair (Bailey Alumni and Friends Center - UALR campus on 28th St. Free parking in Lot 13). Learn about the resources and services in our area focused on violence prevention and support for survivors of violence.
Saturday, November 13
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Volunteer event at Women & Children First. We will be sorting donations to help Women & Children First prepare for the holidays. if you would like to volunteer, RSVP to Katie Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the UNITE campaign, visit www.saynotoviolence.org.
For more information about Green Dot, visit www.ualr.edu/greendot or call (501) 683 – 7160.
AmeriCorps Alums is bringing together the Clinton School of Public Service and the Bush School of Government and Public Service to host three continuing education series events. Both schools offer matches to the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, and they are co-hosting events in Des Moines, Dallas, and New Orleans to highlight their respective programs, as well as their commitment to AmeriCorps and public service. The events will also feature broader panel discussions around ”Careers In Public Service” with panelists composed of AmeriCorps alumni who are employed in the government or public service locally and will eagerly share valuable insights from their careers.
These events are open to Alums and current AmeriCorps members. Both the Bush and Clinton Schools have a high opinion of AmeriCorps Alums as students who bring important experience from national service into the classroom setting.
“AmeriCorps Alums very naturally fit with our Clinton School program,” said Alex Thomas, Director of Admissions at the Clinton School. “We are a very unique, hands-on Masters program, with substantial domestic and international field service work complimenting our thorough classroom experience. The ‘doing spirit’ of AmeriCorps public servants very easily parallels the spirit of the Clinton School’s Masters of Public Service.”
The Des Moines, North Texas, and New Orleans chapters will be hosting events throughout November and into December. ”This is an incredible opportunity for alumni and current AmeriCorps members to learn about two schools committed to national service and that are leading the push to develop degrees specifically focused on public service,” said Chad Driscoll, chapter leader with the Des Moines Chapter. “In talking with local chapter members and AmeriCorps programs in our area, they are excited to attend this professional development experience right here in Des Moines.”
Links to the event dates and details are available below:
Current student, Allie Rouse, will be presenting at the annual Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) conference from November 17-20 in Washington, D.C.
Allie’s presentation, entitled “Understanding the Gap between the Outreach Preferences for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Providers,” is based on a project she did for her Practicum project here at the Clinton School.
“Providers and person with developmental disabilities have very different ways of wanting to access information,” Allie said. “It makes truly inclusive living a challenge when those that are supposed to help do not realize they are not reaching out in the most beneficial way.”
Her presentation focuses on the gaps between preferences for communication, and ways to bridge that gap and have truly inclusive relationships between persons with developmental disabilities and their providers.
The 2013 AUCD conference provides a special opportunity for people to share their interests, talents, and perspectives in theses focus areas, as well as a range of disability-related topics with others in the network and our partners. This year’s AUCD conference theme promotes inclusion of all persons with developmental and other disabilities in community life and engages the network in conversation and practices to ensure the work reflects the changing cultural and linguistic landscape in our Centers and States.
You can read more about AUCD here.
This week, the Student Government Association at the Clinton School launched their new website.
The site will serve as a resource for current students, alumni, and prospective students, as well as a tool to promote institutional memory. There, you can find information about the executive committee for the 2013-14 academic year, sub-committees, UALR resources, IT help, and upcoming events and schedules.
Also, you can stay up-to-date with Clinton School students via the SGA Students blog, sports blog, alumni blog, and volunteers blog. For more information, or if you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service’s Center on Community Philanthropy is hosting a community conversation on “Race in the Media: Understanding the Issues and Discussing Opportunities for Action” in Pine Bluff. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on November 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the D.W. Reynolds Community Services Center.
The Center’s Visiting Faculty Philanthropy Scholar, Dr. Travis Dixon, will lead the conversation. Dr. Dixon, an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at University of California Los Angeles, has extensively researched the portrayal of minorities in the media, and looks forward to discussing the topic with residents of Pine Bluff and surrounding areas.
The community discussion will explore the degree to which racial stereotypes are perpetuated by media outlets and will encourage participants to work together to formulate ideas and actions for change.
“Stereotypes are the foundation of racism—if we can deal with them effectively, we can deal with racism,” Dr. Dixon explained.
The dialogue will be a follow up to the Pine Bluff community conversation on structural racism hosted by Center on Community Philanthropy in 2011. Both conversations exemplify the Center’s efforts to convene and engage Arkansans through its “Pathways to Racial Healing and Equity in the American South” initiative.
“The Center is pleased to offer this unique and timely opportunity to community members in Pine Bluff,” said Dr. Charlotte L. Williams, Associate Professor and Director of the Clinton School Center on Community Philanthropy. “Using research and outreach to address issues of race and equity is an integral part of the work of the Center, and it is necessary for creating positive change in the region. Furthermore, the Center is particularly committed to taking these discussions beyond academia and engaging individuals at the community level.”
Dinner will be provided by the Center for this event. There is no cost to attend, however, space is limited and RSVPs will be required. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sierra Fowler by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (501) 683-5216.
The Clinton School Movember, team will host a pool tournament this Thursday, November 14th, at the West End. The tournament starts at 7:00 p.m. and has an entry fee of $20. There will be a modest cash pay-out for the top three finishers, with the rest of the proceeds going directly to Movember.
Movember is a campaign that encourages men to grow mustaches in order to raise awareness for men’s health issues. Read more about their values and goals here.
To donate directly to Movember on behalf of the Clinton School team, the Clinton School Caterpillar Lips, click here.
On November 18th, Dugan’s Pub will host a Movember Monday Night Football (Patriots vs. Panthers) event. Part of the sales from that night will go to Movember.
On Sunday, November 24th, the team will host a talent show at the Afterthought from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information, email Nate Kennedy.
In addition to the events, Loblolly Creamery has created a special flavor, “Movember Double Nuts” for the fundraising events to benefit testicular cancer awareness. All this week you can buy it at the Green Corner Store on South Main. Half of the sales will benefit the Clinton School Caterpillar Lips.